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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Chicago, Illinois
www.lisc-chicago.org

Local Initiatives Support Corporation was awarded $78,426,622 between 1981 and 2020, including 54 grants in Chicago Commitment, Community & Economic Development, Digital Media & Learning, Housing, Population & Reproductive Health, Policy Research and Impact Investments.

$100,000

2020 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national community development support intermediary that works to revitalize low-income neighborhoods. The Chicago office of LISC, established in 1982, is a leading supporter of community revitalization initiatives in the region. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the economic challenges faced by many Chicago neighborhoods and thereby increased the demand for LISC's place-based work. Renewed support to LISC enables the organization to flexibly respond to requests for planning support and technical assistance from community-based organizations, municipalities, and other entities while developing market solutions for local organizations and community collaborations.

$5,000

2019 • 3 months • Chicago Commitment

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national community development support intermediary that works to revitalize low-income neighborhoods. The Chicago office of LISC, established in 1982, is a leading supporter of community revitalization initiatives in the metropolitan region. With this award, LISC organizes a series of six meetings between Chicago Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot and residents of Chicago. In these meetings, which are scheduled in neighborhoods across the city between April and June 2019, residents have the opportunity to share their concerns and priorities with the Mayor-Elect. LISC will produce publicly available summaries of each meeting for the Mayor-Elect and her administration.

$500,000

2018 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national community development support intermediary that works to revitalize low-income neighborhoods. The Chicago office of LISC, established in 1982, has been a leading supporter of community revitalization initiatives in the region. The organization served as the managing intermediary for the Foundation's New Communities Program, a revitalization initiative in 16 Chicago neighborhoods that ended in 2012. In this capacity, LISC provided planning and technical assistance to a wide range of collaborating organizations in each neighborhood, thereby supporting their efforts to significantly expand the range of revitalization efforts underway across these communities. Recognizing continuing demand for such planning and technical assistance, grant funding enables LISC to flexibly respond to requests for support from local organizations and collaborations.

$300,000

2018 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

Founded in Chicago in 1980, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC Chicago) builds local capacity to create and access economic opportunity in neighborhoods. Its work is focused on comprehensive community development, economic growth, and investments. In 1995, LISC Chicago created the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in neighborhood development and community building. This award supports the establishment of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Creative Placemaking Award, which recognizes projects that strengthen and revitalize communities through the use of arts and culture. This award also supports the development of a plan for Chicago's housing priorities over the next five years, which will be produced with the City of Chicago, community developers, nonprofit organizations, and affordable housing advocates.

$50,000

2018 • 4 months • Chicago Commitment

The Chicago office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC/Chicago) is a community development intermediary that works to improve the quality of life in the city's low-income neighborhoods.  LISC is collaborating with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and World Business Chicago (WBC) as initial local partners to plan for the city's joining the Inclusive Economic Growth Accelerator. The Accelerator is a grouping of what will grow to 10 cities in North America and Europe seeking to engage a broader cross section of local communities as participants in and beneficiaries of economic growth in each metropolitan region. The Accelerators network is led by the Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), a London-based group that facilitated the building of a first Accelerator in London. Grant funds underwrite the first stage of building the Accelerator in Chicago, including engagement of RSA as facilitator of the work in Chicago, and during this stage, additional community and civic partners are being recruited, a binding shared mission agreed to, common impact indicators identified, and priority growth strategies and initial plans for implementation developed.

$1,500,000

2014 • 3 years • Community & Economic Development

The Chicago office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a leading community development intermediary serving Chicago neighborhoods. Support for LISC enables the organization to build strong networks of organizations working in neighborhoods across the city. This operating support grant will enable LISC to continue to strengthen the capacities of neighborhood organizations. By funding LISC, the Foundation and other public and private funders are able to build upon this stronger organizational infrastructure to address a range of opportunities and challenges that affect quality of life in Chicago neighborhoods.

$153,522

2013 • 1 year

Susana Vasquez, executive director of the Chicago office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, is one of three co-chairs of the 20-member steering committee for the City of Chicago's 2014-2018 Five Year Housing Plan. With support from LISC, which is acting as the fiscal agent for the plan development process, the City of Chicago will convene housing experts and practitioners to develop the new five-year plan, addressing housing issues in four types of markets: growing; stable; transitional; and weak. Sessions will focus on: Chicago's Housing Market: the Big Picture; Housing Development; Community Development and Housing; and Preservation of Existing Housing.

$495,000

2012 • 1 year 6 months • Community & Economic Development

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is a national community development support intermediary that works to revitalize low-income neighborhoods. This grant provides start-up support for Chicago TREND (Transforming Retail Economics for Neighborhood Development), a new retail development initiative designed to improve the vitality of neighborhood business districts and corridors in New Communities Program and adjacent areas, and provides support for the pre-development of pilot commercial real estate projects.

$600,000

2012 • 2 years • Community & Economic Development

For 10 years, LISC/Chicago has managed the New Communities Program, which provides a strong platform for community development in Chicago by planning, implementing, and connecting a comprehensive array of activities to increase affordable housing, reduce violence, and improve financial conditions in neighborhoods. This grant provides transition support for two program initiatives: the Near North Unity Program, an effort to support community building and reduce violence around the former Cabrini-Green public housing development site; and the Smart Communities Program, a five-neighborhood demonstration that aims to increase the availability and use of information technologies by residents and businesses.

$8,000,000

2012 • 3 years • Community & Economic Development

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)/Chicago is a leading community development intermediary that since 2003 has led the New Communities Program, the Foundation-supported initiative to revitalize 16 low-income Chicago neighborhoods. This grant supports the next phase of the initiative, a test of the comprehensive model developed and implemented in phase one that seeks to achieve measurable changes in key indicators of quality of life and community vitality: employment, economic development, violence reduction, and housing development. Funding also will be used to develop better tools for data acquisition and analysis to inform program choices, and performance management systems to improve project execution.

$450,000

2012 • 3 years • Community & Economic Development

In support of the Micro-Market Recovery Program (over three years). To pay for staffing costs and data/consulting contracts related to a program targeting neighborhood stabilization in nine Chicago communities that have been affected by high rates of foreclosure.

$100,000

2011 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

Building on the success of its Foundation-funded project with the Cook County Assessor's office to investigate new methodologies to improve the process and timeliness of property tax assessments, LISC/Chicago will oversee the work to complete the development and implementation of new statistical techniques that could help diminish a structural problem that assessment models nationwide share. A successful effort in Cook County to increase the accuracy and equity of its property tax assessments could have national implications.

$100,000

2011 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

The Chicago office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national community development intermediary that manages the Foundation-supported New Communities Program, which is an effort to revitalize 16 Chicago neighborhoods, and Metropolis Strategies, a civic organization that works to improve regional planning on a wide range of issues, including criminal justice reform, transportation, and economic development, will undertake a joint effort to investigate possible strategies to promote business corridor revival and business expansion that also serve to link neighborhoods to new employment opportunities.

$225,000

2011 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

In support of summer youth programs to reduce violence in Chicago.

$255,000

2011 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To enhance technology capacity in five New Communities Program neighborhoods in Chicago.

$455,000

2010 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To support violence reduction efforts in a Chicago neighborhood.

$200,000

2010 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To support business and industrial area planning for neighborhoods in the New Communities Program.

$1,050,000

2010 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To support the Centers for Working Families in Chicago.

$225,000

2010 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

To work with the Chicago Public Library to implement YouMedia in schools and to participate in a Chicago Learning Network.

$291,000

2010 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To support a more fair and equitable property tax assessment system in Cook County, Illinois.

$370,000

2009 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

In support of the New Communities Program.

$50,000

2009 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

To support an exchange between Chicago New Communities Program leaders and community development leaders in Russia.

$500,000

2009 • 1 year

To support foreclosure prevention activities in 16 New Communities Program neighborhoods in Chicago.

$1,000,000

2009 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To support the Centers for Working Families.

$600,000

2008 • 9 years 10 months • Community & Economic Development

Program-Related Investment to help fund loans made by the Preservation Compact Fund.

$500,000

2008 • 2 years • Community & Economic Development

In support of MetroEdge projects in the City of Chicago (over two years).

$350,000

2008 • 1 year • Housing

To support the administrative costs related to the formation and closing of the Chicago/Cook County Preservation Loan Facility, as part of The Preservation Compact.

$500,000

2008 • 1 year

In support of foreclosure prevention efforts in New Communities Program neighborhoods.

$42,500

2008 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

In support of the Chicago Sunday Parkways Stakeholders Committee to participate in a seminar in Ecuador.

$50,000

2007 • 1 year • Population & Reproductive Health

To integrate best practices in reproductive health care into school based health centers in Chicago.

$250,000

2007 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To develop a web-based social networking application targeting community development professionals.

$26,000,000

2007 • 5 years • Community & Economic Development

In support of the New Communities Program (over five years).

$100,000

2006 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

In support of participation in an Atlantic Philanthropies demonstration of integrated services in extended day schools.

$3,000,000

2006 • 3 years • Community & Economic Development

In support of operating Centers for Working Families in 13 neighborhoods in Chicago (over three years).

$50,000

2006 • 6 months • Community & Economic Development

In support of a conference on new approaches to increasing the economic security of low-wage workers (over six months).

$75,600

2006 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

In support of community participation in the design and testing of Internet tools for community policing.

$70,000

2005 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

In support of website development and training in content management for eight community organizations.

$4,500,000

2004 • 3 years • Community & Economic Development

In support of comprehensive community revitalization in 16 neighborhoods in Chicago (over three years).

$500,000

2001 • 3 years • Policy Research

To support a project on family child care network interventions to improve the quality of care and business practices (over three years).

$160,000

2001 • 1 year • Community & Economic Development

To support a pilot project to engage community residents in planning programs for Chicago Park District facilities.

$90,000

2001 • 5 months • Community & Economic Development

To design and develop a neighborhood capacity-building program in up to 10 communities.

$3,500,000

1999 • 5 years

To support a comprehensive community development program for Chicago neighborhoods (over five years).

$250,000

1998 • 1 year

To support comprehensive community development programs.

$250,000

1997 • 1 year

In support of general operations.

$10,000

1996 • 1 year

To support the Futures Committee.

$500,000

1995 • 7 years 2 months • Impact Investments

Program-related investment to support property management bridge loans to community development corporations in Chicago.

$750,000

1994 • 3 years

To support Chicago community development programs (over three years).

$1,500,000

1993 • 21 years

Program-related investment to support community development efforts in Chicago.

$1,500,000

1991 • 10 years 2 months

Program-related investment for working capital and economic development loans in Chicago, financing the commercial real estate projects of community development corporations; providing predevelopment and property acquisition capital for experienced CDCs; and providing bridge loans to CDCs completing their first housing projects.

$11,354,000

1987 • 5 years 1 month

To support the Community Development Capacity Building Program (over eight years).

$1,000,000

1986 • 5 years 3 months • Impact Investments

Program-related investment to be used for bridge loans for low- and moderate-income housing projects involving investments of the Chicago Equity Fund.

$500,000

1986 • 9 years 7 months • Impact Investments

Program-related investment to establish Community Development Initiatives.

$2,500,000

1984 • 1 year

To support the LISC-Chicago Fund.

$1,000,000

1981 • 1 year

To establish LISC-Chicago.

www.lisc-chicago.org
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